The All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed the Supreme Court for affirming the election of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The election was affirmed yesterday.
Recall that Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), had earlier approached the court to challenge an earlier verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which confirmed Tinubu as the winner of the February 25th election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
However, the apex court, in a ruling presided over by Justice John Okoro on Thursday, dismissed the petitions of the aggrieved presidential candidates and upheld the lower court’s verdict, describing their appeal as lacking in merit.
Reacting, APC, in a statement signed and issued on Thursday evening by its National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, commended the Supreme Court judgement, describing it as a landmark victory for the party, Tinubu and his Vice, Kashim Shettima.
The statement titled ‘APC LAUDS SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT – CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT TINUBU ON EPOCHAL
VICTORY’ reads: “The All Progressives Congress (APC) applauds the judgement of the Supreme Court affirming Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the validly elected President of Nigeria.
“Dismissing the appeals of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) as lacking merit, the Supreme Court upheld the judgment of the Presidential Election Petitions Court that found in favour of the President.
“This epochal judgement underscores the independence and vibrancy of the Nigerian judiciary as an indispensable feature of our democracy.
“It is our hope that this judgment will put to rest all lingering misgivings about the 2023 presidential election so that we may all now concentrate on working collaboratively across party lines on behalf of our people.
“We heartily congratulate President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima, and the Nigerian people on this important landmark victory for our democracy.”